Mayor Kurt Brinkman and daughter Heather at the State of the City Luncheon – Michael Mejia

Message from our Mayor

Hello from Emeryville on the Bay and Welcome! Are you thinking of visiting Emeryville? We are only ten minutes away from San Francisco, host city of the 34th America’s Cup challenge.

We have 2 marinas, 850 slips, 4 major hotels, over 30 fine dining restaurants & cafes and lots of shopping – worldwide brands and boutique brands. Plus, there are unlimited ways to play here – from windsurfing, sailing and kayaking to hiking the Bay Trail & Emeryville ArtWalk.

There is a lot going on in Emeryville the next couple of months.If you have not stopped by City Hall, do it now and be inspired by our young Emeryville students’ artwork. March is YOUTH ART MONTH in the City of Emeryville and for the past 30 years, the Emeryville Artists Cooperative has provided creative art instruction to the Emeryville public schools, through a grant funded by the City of Emeryville. The Youth Arts Exhibition is located in the upper link of the Emeryville Civic Center (1333 Park Ave.), Mon.- Fri., 9-5pm, and starting at 7:15pm. during the March 19 City Council meeting.

Join us on Sat., March 23 as we take on the Earth Hour Challenge – an effort to unite the world to protect the planet. This proclamation, sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation, was adopted at the March 5 City Council meeting. You can participate on Sat., March 23, 8:30-9:30 pm by switching off all non-essential lights. You will join communities across the world to celebrate a commitment to sustaining our environment.

On Sat., Apr. 13 Emeryville hosts its seventh annual Shortest Triathlon Ever that this year only is a Duathlon, due to delayed construction at Emery Secondary swimming pool. This year you will start and return to City Hall with a one-mile run, 2.5 mile bike and a 2.1 mile run and then enjoy an outdoor breakfast and health fair. This race is so short, anyone can do it!  Details here.

Give back to the earth and help us clean up the northern shoreline of Emeryville on Sat., Apr. 20. Meet City staff and volunteers at 9:00am at Chevy’s Parking Lot to pick up debris at the Shorebird Park shoreline, Point Emery Park shoreline, and all points in-between. Our Earth Day celebration is from 11am-3pm at Doyle Hollis Park. More information about the cleanup and Earth Day see the City’s website.

Looking forward to seeing you around Emeryville on the Bay.

Kurt Brinkman